As part of Amherst College's commitment to diversity, the Office of Admission will be hosting Access to Amherst (A2A) in the fall to introduce prospective applicants to Amherst's campus, student body, faculty, and classes. A2A is available to all prospective rising high school seniors who reside in the U.S., regardless of citizenship (non-US citizens who reside in the US, including undocumented students, are welcome to apply). The programming centers the experience of students from marginalized communities – such as African-American, Hispanic/Latinx American, Native American, and Asian-American students, first-generation students, students from families with limited financial resources, rural, urban Title I schools, and those who may not be able to visit campus on their own. A2A offers educational sessions on selective admission, affordability, liberal arts, and success in college. Should you have an interest in attending, we encourage you to apply no matter your demographic or economic background.
In addition to the possibility of participating in A2A, submitting an application offers some other benefits:
To apply to participate in A2A, you must complete and submit our online A2A Application.
To be eligible for the program, you must:
Recommended additional materials:
It's easy! Read through the directions and complete the application when you have all of your information gathered. The application deadline is on Monday, August 14, 2023 at 1:00 pm Eastern.
Check out our A2A Frequently Asked Questions.
Other questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students selected to visit Amherst for Access to Amherst will receive 100% of round-trip transportation costs (airline, bus, or train) will be hosted on campus by current students. Typically, about 75% of the students who attend A2A decide to apply to Amherst, although they are under no obligation to do so. A fee waiver for Amherst's admission application fee is provided to all students invited to attend A2A. Some students who apply to A2A will also receive a waiver for the application fee to encourage their applications to Amherst, regardless of whether they are invited to attend.